ISLAMABAD (Staff Report): Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, extended heartfelt congratulations to Hamza Khan for his victory in the World Junior Squash Championship 2023, held in Melbourne, Australia. The young and talented squash player, Hamza Khan, achieved this remarkable feat by defeating Mohamed Zakaria of Egypt with a score of 3-1 during an intense final match in the coastal city of Melbourne.
The Air Chief expressed his joy and pride in witnessing Pakistan reclaim the World Junior Squash Championship title after a gap of 37 years. He likened this victory to the historic triumph of Jansher Khan in the 1986 World Squash Championship and saw it as a revival of Pakistan’s glory in the sport of squash. He commended Hamza Khan for his exceptional performance, which has elevated the national flag and brought immense honor to the country.
As the President of Pakistan Squash Federation, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu highlighted the Pakistan Air Force’s significant role in promoting squash within the country. He pledged continued support and encouragement from both the Pakistan Air Force and the Pakistan Squash Federation to nurture young talents like Hamza Khan and secure more victories for the nation.
The Air Chief also acknowledged the relentless dedication of Air Vice Marshal Kazim Hammad, the Senior Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation, and Air Commodore (Retired) Aftab Sadiq Qureshi, the Contingent Manager, in providing quality training and support to young players. Their efforts have contributed to the success of rising talents in the game of squash.
Furthermore, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu praised the coaching staff for their hard work in delivering international standard training and coaching facilities to young players like Hamza Khan. He also commended the management of Pakistan Squash Federation for their concerted efforts in bringing back the lost glory in the game of squash.
The remarkable achievement of Hamza Khan stands as a testament to Pakistan’s dedication to the sport of squash and its commitment to nurturing the next generation of talented players. The nation celebrates this victory and looks forward to witnessing more successes in the future.